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Key Words in Hinduism (Paperback)

Author: Geaves, Ron

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Product Overview

Daily political events and the steady inevitability of globalism require that informed students and citizens learn something about religious traditions foreign to their own. Designed for both classroom and general use, these handy Key Words guidebooks are essential resources for those who want clear and concise explanations of common terms and unfamiliar concepts of major world religions.

Each pocket-sized volume contains definitions for over 400 terms from religious principles and significant periods to noteworthy figures.

A quick sampling of terms from this volume:

AshramBrahmanDharmaGyanaJanmashtamiKalpaMantraRamayanaUpanishads

Sample Definitions:

Ashram Lit. shelter. A retreat place or hermitage used for spiritual development and often the centre of teaching for a particular guru or sect.

Gyana Spiritual knowledge. Sometimes it is understood that such knowledge can be learned by the study of scriptures but it is also used to describe knowledge that arises from direct experience of God ( Brahman) or realization of the Self ( atman). The relationship between these two informs different theories concerning spiritual knowledge (see Vedanta, atman, Brahman, jnana).

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Publisher Georgetown Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9781589011274
SKU 202635125
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1589011279
Release Date 4/10/2007
Product Attributes
Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0133
Publisher Georgetown University Press
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